• History

The Complete World of Greek Mythology


Author: R. G. A. Buxton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500251218
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 7010
Discusses the origins, plots, themes, and influences of Greek myths; outlines the relationships between the gods, mortals, and their offspring; and includes maps showing the locations of the different stories.

    • Fiction

The Library of Greek Mythology


Author: Apollodorus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192839244
Category: Fiction
Page: 291
View: 7034
A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

    • Fiction

The Complete Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

The World of the Greek Gods and Heroes in Words and Pictures
Author: Guus Houtzager
Publisher: Rebo International
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
View: 3249
Discusses Greek mythology, including the history of man and the gods, the heroic deeds of Heracles, the Trojan War, and love stories.

    • History

Imaginary Greece

The Contexts of Mythology
Author: Richard Buxton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521338653
Category: History
Page: 250
View: 4647
This is a study of Greek myths in relation to the society in which they were originally told. It does not re-tell the myths; rather, it offers an analysis of how myths played a fundamental role in the lives of the Greeks. The relation between reality and fantasy is discussed by means of three case studies: the landscape, the family, and religion. Most of all, this book seeks to demonstrate how the seemingly endless variations of Greek mythology are a product of its particular people, place, and time.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology


Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756544793
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 6324
Describes the origins of the most important Greek myths along with the personalities and special powers of the major Greek gods and goddesses.

    • History

Greek Mythology

An Introduction
Author: Fritz Graf
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801853951
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 9762
This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths


Author: Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440406943
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
View: 1221
An introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.

    • History

Mythology

Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316438537
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 6143
In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.

    • Social Science

The Greek Myths


Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941790
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 6912
Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience. He demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek mythology is ‘no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons’. All the scattered elements of each myth are assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning. Full indexes and references to the classical sources make the book as valuable to the scholar as the general reader. And a full commentary on each myth interprets the classical version in the light of contemporary archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

    • History

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories


Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500770697
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 457
Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products.

    • Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology


Author: Kevin Osborn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101191465
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 432
View: 4575
You're no idiot, of course. You can find Greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods. Don't curse Zeus yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Greek and Roman myths.

    • Fiction

The Greek Myths


Author: Robin Waterfield,Kathryn Waterfield
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623652146
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2287
A highly readable and beautifully illustrated re-telling of the most famous stories from Greek mythology. The Greek Myths contains some of the most thrilling, romantic, and unforgettable stories in all human history. From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy, to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too close to the sun, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, these timeless tales exert an eternal fascination and inspiration that have endured for millennia and influenced cultures from ancient to modern. Beginning at the dawn of human civilization, when the Titan Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and offered mankind hope, the reader is immediately immersed in the majestic, magical, and mythical world of the Greek gods and heroes. As the tales unfold, renowned classicist Robin Waterfield, joined by his wife, writer Kathryn Waterfield, creates a sweeping panorama of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends. The terrible curse that plagued the royal houses of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wooden horse and the sack of Troy--these amazing stories have influenced art and literature from the Iron Age to the present day. And far from being just a treasure trove of amazing tales, The Greek Myths is a catalogue of Greek myth in art through the ages, and a notable work of literature in its own right.

Greek Mythology

Guide to Ancient Greece, Titans, Greek Gods, Zeus and More!
Author: Roy Jackson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511731041
Category:
Page: 58
View: 9496
Greek Mythology Guide Get ready to get lost in the sands of time and be transported into the ancient Greek Pantheon to witness the power of the gods! Guide To Ancient Greece, Titans, Greek Gods, Zeus and More! Learn About... Primordial Deities Aether Ananke Chaos Chronos Erebus Eros Gaea Pontus Uranus and more! Olympian Gods Aphrodite Apollo Ares Athena Artemis Hades Hestia Zeus and more! The Titans Atlas Cronus Eos Hyperion Metis Mnemosyne Phoebe Prometheus and more! Heroes Atlanta Heracles Perseus Theseus and more! Creatures Ash Tree Nymphs Cerberus Cyclopes Giants Medusa Pegasus and more! Don't miss this amazing journey through Greek Mythology!

    • Literary Criticism

The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology

Based on H.J. Rose's "Handbook of Greek Mythology"
Author: Robin Hard
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415186366
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 753
View: 8802
This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.

    • History

A Handbook of Greek Mythology


Author: H. J. Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134947569
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 4788
In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new chapter devoted to the epic and other poetic sources of the myths, narrative prose mythography and the various forms of rationalisation * a new chapter examining the relationship between the different myths of Gods and heroes, with genealogical tables. Robin Hard shows how the myths of individual families and distinct locations hold together to form a coherent pseudo-historical pattern * extensively revises and simplifies notes * a new annotated bibliography. A Handbook of Greek Mythology presents a invaluable and user-friendly guide to the myths and legends of ancient Greece - their genesis, sources, development and significance.

    • Fiction

Brick Greek Myths

The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus
Author: Amanda Brack,Monica Sweeney,Becky Thomas
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162914889X
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 1928
Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules. Watch Athena spring from the head of Zeus, and see Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty trident. Maintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of her, and beware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds. Be awestruck by the amazing Mount Olympus made completely from LEGO bricks! These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

    • Fiction

Greek Gods and Heroes


Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795336519
Category: Fiction
Page: 142
View: 4932
A retelling of the greatest myths and legends of the ancient Greek gods and heroes for readers of all ages by a celebrated historical novelist. In the ancient past, the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece lived on Mount Olympus and ruled the world of mortals. Famous heroes shaped the course of history, beautiful women drew the gazes of gods and men alike, and the gods were both fickle in their favors and breathtakingly generous to those they smiled upon. From Midas’ tragic gift to the exploits of Hercules and the curse of Pandora, renowned classicist and historical novelist Robert Graves brings the legends of ancient Greece to life in a lively, accessible way that’s sure to appeal to everyone; from children to adults, and from casual readers to serious scholars.

    • Travel

Greek Mythology: A Traveler's Guide


Author: David Stuttard
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773319
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 4303
A hands-on traveler's guide to the enthralling tales of Greek mythology, organized around the cities and landscapes where the events are set The Greek myths have a universal appeal, beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. But many are firmly rooted in specific landscapes: the city of Thebes and mountain range Cithaeron dominate the tale of Oedipus; the city of Mycenae broods over the fates of Agamemnon and Electra; while Knossos boasts the scene of Theseus’ slaying of the Minotaur. Drawing on a wide range of classical sources, newly translated by the author, and illustrated with specially commissioned drawings, this book is both a useful read for those visiting the sites and a fascinating imaginative journey for the armchair traveler. The itinerary includes twenty-two locations, from Mount Olympus to Homer’s Hades, recounting the myths and history associated with each site and highlighting features that visitors can still see today. Scholarly text, supported by quotes from primary sources and contemporary research, as well as the enticing stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, enrich the reader’s literal or simply literary experience of these sites, whose significance still resonates today.